While adoption of Firefox 3 continues to grow at a breakneck pace, we have continued to notice one other interesting trend – some Firefox users are still on Fx2. Fortunately, the vast majority of Firefox users are always on the latest version of Fx3, and we’ve seen some great strides in recent months thanks to major updates helping most remaining Fx2 users upgrade to Fx3.
To help the remaining Fx2 users complete their upgrade, we thought we’d conduct a little investigation. One relatively easy question to answer is… where in the world are these users?
The chart below looks at usage of Firefox over a recent week-long period and shows the percentage of Firefox users in each continent using Fx2. The average is pretty close to 15%. The continents are sorted left-to-right according to the where most Firefox users (regardless of version) are located. For example, about 46% of the total Firefox user base is located in Europe, about 32% in North America, etc.
Perhaps more interesting and relevant is an analysis by country. There are a handful of countries showing Fx2 usage levels above 20%:
If anyone has any thoughts as to how we can better help these particular users and make sure they get upgraded to the latest version of Fx3, please chime in with a comment.